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How to Choose the Right Curling Iron

Posted by guest on Thu, Apr 1st, 2010

Curling iron is the hair styling tool that brings your wavy or curly hair alive instantly. Among those different kinds of curling irons in the market, do you really know how to choose the right curling iron that can make your hair soft, shiny and strong without damaging it?

Basically, there are two types of curling iron: spring curling iron and marcel curling iron.

Here are the things you need to learn before you make a decision on which curling iron that fits your requirements:

Technology and Barrel Material

First of all, the technology of the barrel. The most popular materials are Teflon, ceramic, tourmaline, ionic and titanium.

Other Features:

Hair Types, Length and Barrel Size

Secondly, your hair type determines what curling iron the best for you. The particular curling iron only works as it is designed for the certain hair type.

It's easy to tell why the length of you hair matters the curling iron that you need.

Curly Hairstyle You Want to Create

Different kinds of curling irons create different hairstyles.

Temperature Setting

A high-end curling iron has about 30 different temperature settings, some models even allow the user to set the exact temperature.

Usually, thicker hair needs a higher temperature setting than thin hair. But keep in mind that, high temperature will damage your hair.

Curling Iron Brands

For brands, SEDU, BaByliss, CHI, HAI, Conair, T3, Hot Tools and Wigo are recommended, as their professional reputation. They can give you long lasting and bouncy curls.